Helping to Re-Nest Chimney Swifts

Helping to Re-Nest Chimney Swifts

If you don’t have a chimney, you may not have noticed our acrobatic avian visitors, the chimney swift. These birds, often described as a cigar with wings, spend most of their lives in motion, eating and drinking on the wing. Individuals can fly up to 500 miles each...
Does this Bird Need Help?

Does this Bird Need Help?

We all know that spring brings baby birds, and they are one of the most common baby animals people find. Before you try to rescue one, you should first identify whether it is a nestling or fledgling. This difference doesn’t just concern the bird’s age and...
Help Highway Hawks this Winter

Help Highway Hawks this Winter

When you’re driving on the highway this winter, don’t forget to look up (only if you’re a passenger, of course!) Chances are you will see at least one hawk perched above the highway, deadly still and hyper focused. Of Virginia’s seven different types of hawks, the...
The Lucky Bald Eagle of Alexandria

The Lucky Bald Eagle of Alexandria

On a summer day in June 2023, Morgan Jones was enjoying watching the wildlife from his back deck in Alexandria, Va., which is in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County. He’d grown accustomed to seeing a pair of bald eagles as they raised their chicks in a nest along...
Netting is Dangerous to Wildlife

Netting is Dangerous to Wildlife

Netting, often used for various purposes such as fishing, sports, or gardening, has become a serious threat to wildlife. While nets serve many human needs, their consequences on the environment and animal life are often overlooked. One of the primary dangers...
Wildlife Laws in Virginia

Wildlife Laws in Virginia

You might not think so, but wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, and release are heavily regulated activities. In an effort to better educate the public on wildlife laws in Virginia, we have compiled the following set of FAQs for our readers.

Wildlife Rescue League - Viriginia
Wildlife Helpline 703-440-0800